Experts discuss financial crime prevention
Doha, June 8, 2009
Regional experts and regulators are in Doha for a high-profile conference where they will discuss terrorism funding, corporate governance and effective financial crime prevention techniques.
The second 'Middle East Advanced Financial Crime Prevention Programme,' being hosted by the Qatar Financial Centre, will run till June 9 at theSharq Village Hotel & Spa, Doha.
The conference will focus on in-depth analysis of high profile incidents that have affected the financial sector regionally and globally, said the organisers.
Stuart Pearce, CEO of the Qatar Financial Centre Authority, delivering the opening keynote address, gave an overview of Qatar’s performance over the last year, explaining how it had maintained operational security for its banks and financial service providers.
He also offered an insight into how these measures will be strengthened in the years ahead.
Key to meeting the objective of protecting Doha as a leading financial centre with the highest global standards is the application of the new corporate governance guidelines issued by the Qatar Financial Markets Authority.
Siham Ayad, director of Research, Strategy and International Affairs at the QFMA, and a keynote speaker at the event, officially launched the English language version of the new corporate governance guidelines.
Her address was supported by experts from the QFMA, who discussed implementation methodology and highlight different approaches to meeting the aims of the new guidelines.
The highlights of the conference include a specially convened press conference that will feature experts and regulators from Dubai, Egypt and Qatar including Brian Stirewalt from the DFSA and Richard Collins from the QFCRA.-TradeArabia News Service
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